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Re: salsa.debian.org (git.debian.org replacement) going into beta




On 2017-12-29 12:42, Paul Wise wrote:
> This is just a symptom of a Debian design flaw that dates back to
> before we started using VCSen for packaging. We include information in
> the source package that can change independently of the source package
> (such as Vcs-*, Homepage, debian/watch, Maintainer/Uploaders etc).
> These should be stored externally to source packages and merged into
> the Packages/Sources files by the archive software.

You are right. It is just not easy to solve this, because this
information must be available on Debian systems. So it would be
something in parallel to downloaded Packages files, right? And
who generates this file(?) based on which information?